Remainer undemocratic?


September 16

Dear Editor,
I am frankly amused by the rant from Mr. Whiteside Re: Brexit. He suggests that all Remainers are undemocratic, so why would they bother to vote in a Referendum?
Then he states that Remainers consider leavers to be stupid etc.; well as this saga unfolds, many of the leave camp are apparently now uncertain of what they voted for, as the details of the divorce seem to change weekly.
So perhaps, instead of lambasting “project fear” he should ask questions about the other side whose promises have been shown to be just as ambiguous.
To suggest that Remainers finances may be dodgy (without a shred of evidence) is clutching at straws and insulting.
And finally, after stating that Britain is a divided Nation he wonders where the pride in the country has gone! Many older people voted Leave and when asked why invariably answered immigration.
Perhaps they should be considered the selfish ones as the younger generation who want to stay in Europe would find it very hard to travel or work and see other cultures because of the dogma of the British Bulldog mentality that we can stand alone.
It is the youth who may have had future opportunities taken away and it is ironic that according to statistics many elderly Leavers may have died since the vote and by the proposed final divorce in May 19.
Therefore, a new referendum would be a lot truer picture. Especially if considering and adding on the many thousands in Spain (and thousands more in Europe) not allowed to vote because of the 15 year rule… now that was undemocratic Mr Whiteside.

Alan Skinner

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  1. There is little I can disagree with in Alan Skinner’s letter. Except it is not just ‘many of the leave camp are uncertain of what they voted for.’ Surely, it is no one who voted really understood what was at stake. Is there anyone in mainland Britain who gave even a nano-seconds thought to the Irish border problem? Never mind the issues concerning customs control at borders, flights across Europe – and so much more. Of course, we all remember the ‘Lie on the Bus’! A very visual piece of propaganda which remains stuck in the mind of almost everyone. I also remember the sincere wish for British judges to rule on British law. When this happened just after the vote the Daily Wail had a full front page calling our judges traitors because their ruling was not in accord with the ‘Wail’s’ wishes. And, of course, Johnson’s call to bin brexit at the Tory conference wasn’t backed up by a single practical suggestion on any of the major issues. Oh, apart from building a bridge to Northern Ireland. Perhaps we could plant trees and flowers on it in homage to his failed garden bridge over a few yards width of the Thames. Oh what a mess!!


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